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Howard I. Harmatz
Howard I. Harmatz

Retired U.S. Army Col. Howard I. Harmatz, 66, passed away peacefully at home Thursday, June 23, 2016, with his family by his side. Howard was a native of New Milford, N.J., and had been a resident of Yorktown for the past 20 years.

Following his retirement from the Army after 30 years of distinguished service, he worked as a DOD civilian employee for 12 years with USJFCOM and Joint Staff J7.

Howard was preceded in death by his parents, Daniel and Selma Harmatz; and father-in-law, Edo Wulf.

He is survived by his loving wife of 41 years, Gisela Harmatz; daughter, Alison Harmatz; and son, Joey Harmatz, all of Yorktown; sister, Carol Miller (Ron) of New Jersey; mother-in-law, Ingeborg Wulf; brothers-in-law, Helmut Wulf (Christine) and Peter Wulf (Elke); sisters-in-law, Brigitte Scholz (Uwe) and Kerstin Lorenz (Andreas); nephew and niece, Ian Morton and Jessica Scholz of Germany; and niece, Nicole Schepker of New Mexico.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Monday, June 27, followed by a memorial service at 7:30 p.m. at Claytor Rollins Funeral Home, Poquoson. The Rev. Katherine Gray will be officiating services. Burial will be held in Arlington National Cemetery at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Disabled American Veterans, 210 Franklin Road SW, Room 505, Roanoke, VA 24011.

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